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Hampton Court Palace and Gardens

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Gain access to Hampton Court Palace and enter the magnificent residence of Henry VIII. Send chills down your spine by visiting the Palace’s Haunted Gallery. Wonder at the 17th-century Baroque apartments of William & Mary and go for a leisurely walk in the extensive palace gardens.

Highlights

  • Get ticketed entrance to Hampton Court Palace and explore its various chambers where the marriages of Henry VIII rewrote history.
  • Pay a visit to the State Apartments of Henry VIII, discover the Great Chamber lined with Thomas Wolsey’s tapestries, and learn about the battle for power at the Tudor Court.
  • Get to know what constituted Tudor cooking and what all counted as entertainment back in those times by exploring Henry VIII’s Kitchens.
  • Be amazed by the spectacular interiors of the Chapel Royal, which has been in use for over 450 years and continues to remain an active place of worship.
  • Round off your visit by exploring the vast 60-acre garden which is set within a loop of the Thames. Each season brings out its different looks and shades.
  • Take your pick between timed and anytime entry options to visit the Palace at your convenience.

Inclusions

  • Entrance to Hampton Court Palace and Gardens (timed or anytime entry, as per the option chosen)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Ratings & Reviews

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Julia Gawel

Julia

5/5

Jul, 2023

Sheila Dunsmore is a fantastic guide. She had a group of 13 completely enthralled. Loved her and loved our time at Hampton Court.
marzia languino

Marzia

3/5

Jun, 2023

ease in reaching the castle ...in the entrance ...very clear and comprehensive audio guide tral'altro also free ...very dirty bathrooms and not cleaned during the day and very dirty the bar lounges ...not clean tables ...dishes and trays greasy and washed badly and long lines at the cashiers for little staff
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nils rune tønnessen

Nils

4/5

Jun, 2023

Likte best at man kunne vandre rundt på egen hånd og dermed bestemme hva man ville se og når. Grei billettbestillingsprosedyre.
Jonathan Robert Butcher

Jonathan

5/5

Apr, 2023

An unforgetable 5 hours and we still didnt managed to complete the tour. The gardens are a delight . Very easy and simple when ordering tickets. Will definitely return to finish the tour.
Thomas Payne

Thomas

5/5

Apr, 2023

it was easy to use the app on my cellphone to purchase tickets. However when we presented those tickets on my cellphone, we were told to return to info desk. We had already had our tickets on display when we ask a separate question at thar desk. No one pointed out that their was another step to be taken at that location before we walked ahead. The person at the gate took care of it, but it was a bit confusing. BUT- a small price to pay for an amazing display of tulips and other plants. It was well worth the mix up.

Discover What Made Henry VIII’s Reign Unique By Exploring Hampton Court Palace

Hop aboard a train from London's Waterloo station and travel to Hampton Court Palace! A half-an-hour ride will get you to Hampton Court station, from where you’ll proceed to the entrance of the attraction that essentially comprises of two palaces. What awaits you is a spell-binding Tudor Palace, initially developed by Cardinal Wolsey and later by Henry VIII, positioned next to a Baroque Palace constructed during the reign of William III and Mary III. When Henry VIII was nearing his demise in 1547, he owned over sixty houses, but he held the Hampton Court Palace close to this heart during the latter part of his reign.

You’ll be visiting the King’s apartments in the role of one of his courtiers, donning a Tudor cloak and making your way to the enormous kitchens which was where banquets for over 1000 guests were prepared. A right-turn past the wine cellar will get you to Chapel Royal, the former seat of the monarch and his companions (Royal Pew), and a still-active place of worship. You’ll also come across the ‘Young Henry’ as part of an exhibition that portrays his relationship with Katherine of Aragon, his first Queen.

You’ll also make your way to William III’s State Apartments comprising of the Guard Chamber, the Presence Chamber, the Privy Chamber, and the Great Bedchamber. Additionally, you’ll also get to see his Private Apartments where he resided, for the most part, giving you an idea of his splendid taste in art. The views of the gardens from the apartments are simply outstanding.

Explore The Court Gardens and Its Multiple Stunning Attractions Followed By The Haunted Gallery

Up next is 60 acres of beautiful gardens running all the way down to the Thames River. These gardens are home to the world’s oldest maze (spanning a third of an acre), three National Plant Collections (Heliotropium ‘Cherry Pie Plant’, Lantana 'American shrub verbena', Queen Mary II Exoticks), and the largest Grape Vine in the world. The Gardens feature dazzling fountains along with seasonal displays of thousands of blooming flower buds.

What to bring

  • Carry a valid photo ID as you'll need it when exchanging your ticket.
  • There is no specific dress code but smart, elegant, and respectful clothing is recommended.
  • In case you want to make any notes, use pencils and not pens.

What's not allowed

  • Eating or drinking is not allowed anywhere in the Palace other than in the designated lunchrooms.
  • Smoking is not permitted in any of the buildings.
  • No photography/filming is allowed at the Chapel Royal and Royal Pew.
  • Visitors are not allowed to touch exhibits placed behind ropes.

Accessibility

  • Wheelchairs are available but it's recommended to bring your own.
  • A lift is available from the 1st floor to the State Apartments.
  • Single-person mobility scooters are available.
  • Those who are especially disabled will require valid medical proof to bring along a carer.
  • Disabled visitors require a ticket but their carer can enter free of charge.

Additional information

  • Kids aged 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The operating hours are subject to change. Please check the calendar to see the operating hours on your intended day of visit.
  • Your ticket will be emailed to you shortly.
  • Please display the ticket on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the redemption point.
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs.

Getting To The Hampton Court Palace

  • By Underground: No underground station is present at Hampton Court. The nearest ones are in Wimbledon and Richmond, from where connecting buses can be availed.
  • By Bus: From Kingston, you can catch 111, 216, 411, 461, 513, and from Richmond, you can catch R68 to reach Hampton Court Palace.
  • Vehicle Parking: Limited on-site parking is available on-site and on Hampton Court Green at a charge. There is additional car parking at the railway station, which is payable at the station.

Validity

These tickets are valid only for the date selected during check-out.

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